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    Local Expressions / coloquialisms

    I was talking with a friend, and said someone was "crazy as a Betsy Bug." He had never heard that, and went on to say sometimes he's amused by the way I say things. I have quite a few of these- my favorite being "nuttier than a squirrel turd." I used to work with a lady who would always say, "I'll tell them just how the cow ate the cabbage." There are too many to list "More than Carter has liver pills." "Drunker than Cooter Brown." (I'm not sure who Cooter Brown was, but apparently he drank a lot.) "Dumber than a box of rocks." "Like white on rice" (to describe things that are very close to each other) "Happier than a pig in poop." "Slicker than deer snot."

    What are your favorites?

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    "That sticks out like a horse turd in a glass of milk"

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    Slipperier than snot on a door knob.

    I don't give a tinker's damn!

    We're walkin' in tall cotton.

    Eatin' high on the hog.
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    slicker than cat gut on a door knob
    what in blue balzes
    Bob's your uncle
    cool beans
    fair to middlin

    blazes - (someone should invent spell check)
    Bill
    If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done.

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    Dumber than a sack of hammers
    Not the sharpest knife in the drawer
    If it was so easy everybody would be doing it

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    "Close enough for government work."

    May be a Chicago thing as our government doesn't ever finish anything.
    “Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity”

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    I'm getting so far that there are a lot of really slick, nasty doorknobs out there. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm Schweizer View Post
    I'm getting so far that there are a lot of really slick, nasty doorknobs out there. :-)
    LOL - gotta go wash my hands
    Bill
    If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm Schweizer View Post
    ...What are your favorites?
    Tighter than a tick in a dog's 4$$.

    Tighter than a bull's butt in fly time.

    Like a duck on a June bug.

    Drunker than 23 Comanches. (But then I read "Empire of the Summer Moon", and learned that the Comanche are perhaps the finest light cavalry the world has ever known. So now I try to be REALLY polite!)
    Molann an obair an saor.

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    He is a couple of bricks short of a full load.

    His elevator doesn't go all the way to the top.

    Not the sharpest pencil in the box.

    Thicker than thieves.

    You would complain if you were hung with a new rope.

    If you can't eat it or wear it you don't need it.

    Closer than two peas in a pod.
    George

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    Deader than a door nail. What paddy shoot. close your eyes what do you see. sometimes you get the elevator and sometimes you get the shaft

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Circo View Post
    "Close enough for government work."

    May be a Chicago thing as our government doesn't ever finish anything.
    It might be universal. Where I worked "government work" was a euphemism for "using company time and/or equipment or even supplies for personal work." Someone would bring an automobile part in and go visit his buddies in the machine shop or weld shop. The expression I heard was "good enough for government work."

    The irony was this was a government facility.

    JKJ

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    Ugly enough to make a train take a dirt road.

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    Fiddle fart'n around. Maybe better to use fettle fart'n around in this forum.
    Jim

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    Not the sharpest marble in the bag.
    Well bless your heart.....(this is very condescending)
    Uglier than ten miles of muddy road at midnight.
    I'm fixin' to.......means doing something sometime between right now and never.
    Slicker than two eels (errrr ... making love) in a tub of snot.

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